EISL Championship Meet Results
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. Chaz Maul earned the Quakers their first individual medal of the EISL Championship Meet in the 200 breast, where he took silver with a finals time of 56.37. Maul, who finished less than a tenth of a second out of first, was the only Quaker to qualify for the event’s championship final, and his personal record-setting time helped Penn move into seventh place, where they sit after the second day of competition at the meet.
The day started with the 200 medley relay, where Penn’s team of Chris Weitekamp, Maul, Brad Farris and Chris Buck finished fifth with a time of 1:31.20.
In the 1000 free, the first individual event of the day, James Fee took sixth for Penn when he swam a 9:11.35. Alex Kalish also earned points for the Quakers in the event when he swam a 9:33.13, good for 21st.
Kyle Yeager was the Quakers’ top finisher in the 400 IM, posting a 4:01.93 in the C-final, good for 20th place overall.
Three Penn swimmers qualified for the consolation final in the 100 butterfly. Jack Wiese was the top finisher for Penn. He swam a 49.74 to earn a spot in the top 10. Devon Carr finished 14th in 50.34 and Brad Farris came in 16th with a time of 50.59.
Pat Gallagher gave the Quakers their first individual championship final qualifier of the day in the 200 free. He swam a 1:39.15 in the prelims, and his finals time of 1:39.10 was good for sixth place overall. Also in the event, John Benigno finished 13th in 1:42.68 and Chris Buck took 14th in 1:42.73. Kyle Loughran also earned points for the Quakers, swimming a 1:44.05 to finish 19th.
After Maul’s silver medal performance in the 200 breast, Chris Weitekamp claimed 10th place in the 100 back, swimming a 51.00 in the consolation final. Brad Farris finished 13th in 51.68, and Larkin MacDonald took 15th in 52.01.
The day concluded with the 800 free relay, where Penn’s team of James Fee, Pat Gallagher, Chris Weitekamp and Devon Carr took sixth place, swimming a 6:42.50.